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Image by Jackie Ferrentino

We are  living in uncertain times where the coronavirus, or COVID19, has changed life in ways we once thought unimaginable. Our hearts go out to all of you, those on the front lines, those isolated at home, those who’ve lost jobs, those caring for and/or worried about vulnerable loved ones.  The devastating effects on health, mental health, employment, and overall well-being have touched everyone but none so much as minorities, the poor, the aging, and other vulnerable populations raising vivid recognition of inequities in healthcare and service delivery systems. As future and current social workers, we are ethically compelled to respond to the needs of individuals, communities, and populations in times such as this from a standpoint of social justice and inclusion.

In the midst of the COVID crisis we have also witnessed in myriad ways the best of humanity.    Sewing Masks for Maine provided 15,000 masks for healthcare workers across the state. Musicians serenaded us on Zoom; artists offered virtual tours; children, families, and neighborhoods have stayed connected in inventive ways; and educators have modeled to their students how to think outside of the box!  All of these efforts bring healing and respite, rising beyond the limits of social distancing.  The UNE School of Social Work is committed to providing students, alumni, faculty, university colleagues, friends, and community partners with up-to-date social work-related COVID-19 resources on our website and blog.  Please check back often as we will be adding to these resources regularly.  If you have articles, art, stories, or other materials  you’d like us to include, please send them along!

From all of us in the School of Social Work we ask that you stay safe, healthy, kind, and connected.

For the most up to date information about COVID19, please visit:

UNE’s SSW Mental Health and COVID19 BLOG Series:

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Breathe by Carla Llano

To view our entire Mental Health and COVID19 series click HERE

Resources for Providers:

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Image by Beppe Conti

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress:

Supporting Children & Families: 

Supporting Older Adults:

Interpersonal Violence:

Homelessness:

Corrections and Incarceration:

Poverty Impact

Economic Consequences:

Courses and Webinars:

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Image by Sara Gironi Carnevale

Social Work Educator Resources:

  • CSWE Responding to Corona Virus –  Resources that can be of service to educators, students, and programs, as social work education continues to change during these times. Also provides information on accreditation and updates on industry events
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development: Stay current on the most recent information by visiting our COVID-19 Resource Library.
  • Pearson VUE’s COVID-19 update page offers more detailed information.
  • COVID-19 update page offers more detailed information.  This is about Pearson locations that deliver academic exams.  Not sure we need this.

Resources For the Public: 

Self-Care

Websites

Podcasts/Video Series

Books  

Magazines/Articles

Art

Call for Papers: 

Volunteer Opportunities in Maine: